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Laboratory testing in general practice: a patient safety blind spot.

Elder NC. Laboratory testing in general practice: a patient safety blind spot. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24(11):667-70. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004644.

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November 4, 2015
Elder NC. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24(11):667-70.

Insufficient communication of laboratory test results can contribute to delays in diagnosis. Discussing poor communication regarding test results in primary care, this commentary advocates for research to understand the best ways to notify patients about their results and involve patients in shared decision-making so that they understand the physician's interpretation and recommendations.

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Elder NC. Laboratory testing in general practice: a patient safety blind spot. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24(11):667-70. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004644.